CF related Diabetes is a condition that many people with CF develop and is caused by changes in the pancreas which mean it is unable to make enough of the hormone insulin. Insulin is the hormone that enables the body to use glucose (sugar) for energy.
The chance of developing CFRD increases with age and affects up to 50% of adults with CF. It is important that CF related diabetes is diagnosed, if left untreated it can affect weight, lung function, general health and wellbeing.
You will be tested for diabetes at your annual review, by having an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) or will be screened by having your blood sugars checked and recorded during a hospital admission. If you are found to have an abnormal blood glucose tolerance test you will be referred to the CF Specialist Diabetes Nurse for continuous glucose monitoring.
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Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Specialist Nurse
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